Derby Grammar School has remembered those who gave their lives to save others in two ceremonies.
The Old Derbeian Society and members of the school gathered at St Helen’s House on Sunday 10 November for their remembrance service. St Helen’s is the site of the old Derby school and the memorial in the garden commemorates those from the school who gave their lives in both world wars.
The service was led by Canon Ian Gooding. Wreaths were laid by Ralph Holden, President of the Old Derbeian Society, Karen Stebbings, Assistant Head (Pastoral) of Derby Grammar School and Head Prefect Toby Ganley, as well as Graham Bennett of Grace Construction. Crosses were also planted for the armed forces by three army cadets of the Derbyshire army Cadet Force (Mercian).
On Monday 11 November the school gathered for its remembrance assembly led by School Chaplain, Reverend Paul Taylor.
The service included a reading from the Gospel of John by Head Prefect Toby Ganley, and the Sikh National Anthem by Jasgobind Singh Virk. Primary School pupils Harjan, Alex and Reehan read the poem In Flanders Field by John McCrae and the service concluded with a beautiful rendition of Tears in Heaven sung by the Senior School Choir.
Year 11 pupil, Ben Masterson, played The Last Post at both services.